« RTÜK yuvanızı yapıyor » – Sol

Yazar : Ayhan Karahan

« RTÜK’ün Tayyip Erdoğan kontenjanlı, ekranlara şenlik başkanı Davut Dursun yaşamının en enerjik ve amaca uygun ergenlik dönemini yaşıyor olsa gerek. Dursun, durmuyor; bırakılsa kanatlanacak ve gayr-ı ahlaki yayına sebep olan uzaydaki uydu yayınlarının frekansını bozacak. İçindeki milli örf ve adetlere aykırılıkları tırpanlama hırsına ve gelecek kuşakların İslam dışı sapkınlıklara düşme korkusuna engel olamayan RTÜK Başkanı azimle bir ilke vesile oldu. Sayelerinde artık TV dizilerindeki evlilik dışı ilişkiler nihayete erdiriliyor. Kimsenin gözüne girmeyen Allah’ın sopası, tam yetkiyle donatılmış, kruvazör görünümlü Dursun’un elindeydi. Sopanın her aşağı-yukarı gösterilişinde yoldan çıkmış dizi kahramanları uygun adım nikah masasının yolunu tutuyor, belediyelerin evlendirme dairelerinin memurları ise fazla mesaiye kalıyordu.

RTÜK kutsal evliliği ve Türk ailesini koruma işlerine Behzat Ç. dizisi ile başladı. Komiser Behzat ile savcı Esra’yı “Onlar erdi muradına” moduna soktu. MHP Tekirdağ Milletvekili Bülent Belen, dizinin Türk ahlak yapısını fena halde zedelediği ve evlilik dışı ilişkiyi özendirdiği gerekçesi ile TBMM’ye üç defa soru önergesi vermişti. Öyle ya, Tekirdağ’ın Ergene Nehri’ndeki kirlilik meselesi, Enez ilçesindeki elektrik kesintileri, göç sorunu, sanayi atıkları ile kanserojen evreye girmiş çevre sorunları, sel taşkınları ile yerleşimlerin sular altında kalışı Behzat Ç.’nin “Evet” demesi sonucu tılsımlı bir çözüme kavuşacaktı. İçişleri Bakanı İdris Naim ise şahin bakışlarını Belen’e odaklayarak “Uyarı ve para cezalarını verdik. Bunu da anlamazlarsa…” yanıtıyla aslında evliliğin müjdesini meclis kürsüsünden veriyordu. Dizinin sezon finalindeki finale katkılarından düğün misafirlerine kolonya ikramı Belen’e, nikah şekeri dağıtımı Şahin’e, düğün fotoğrafçılığı ise RTÜK Başkanı’na pek de yakışırdı. » […]

Source : Sol

« Turquie – Série TV : l’empire contre-attaque » – émission Faut Pas Rêver

Extrait d’un reportage de Sandrine Léonardelli et Patrick Méheut (production France Télévisions / Faut pas rêver)

« Depuis une dizaine d’années, les séries télé « made in Turquie » règnent en maîtres sur le petit écran. Avec un marché de 70 millions de téléspectateurs, leur production est devenue une véritable industrie dont Istanbul est la capitale. Exit les feuilletons brésiliens ou mexicains, les séries turques parlent aussi d’amour, de crimes ou de trahison. Leurs héros sont beaux, souvent riches et puissants et ils sont turcs ! Et c’est ça qui fait la différence ! Leader absolu de l’audience depuis un an, « Le siècle magnifique » raconte la vie de Soliman, le plus grand sultan de l’Empire ottoman, y compris sa vie privée… Un pari osé en Turquie ! « 

Lien sur le site officiel de l’émission Faut Pas Rêver : http://fautpasrever.france3.fr/?page=destination&destination=93&content=1

« Famous Bulgarian film studio to become set for Turk drama » – Hürriyet Daily News

Nu Boyana, the largest film production studio in Bulgaria, will host Turkish filmmakers Muharrem Gülmez and Serdar Akar for a 78-episode TV series. More than half the cast will be made up of Bulgarian actors. Source : Hürriyet

« Turkish filmmakers Muharrem Gülmez and Serdar Akar are planning to make a 78-episode TV series in Bulgaria. Shooting for the series, which will take places in the Nu Boyana Film Studios, will begin in August

Turkey’s hugely successful TV industry is preparing to bring one of its shows to Bulgaria, with plans to shoot dozens of episodes of the new program “Biniciler” (Riders) in the Balkan country.

“Our country is insufficient for us. We are producing so many things that we have trouble finding sufficient equipment and staff. This is why we have decided to come to our neighbor. When you need something, you go to your neighbor. This situation is like that. I hope we will do a good job here,” Turkish producer Muharrem Gülmez said during a weekend press conference outlining the filmmakers’ plans.

Some 78 episodes of “Biniciler” will be shot at Bulgaria’s Nu Boyana Film Studios starting in August.

Gülmez told Anatolia news agency that filmmakers had laid the foundations for a bridge between the countries in the best possible way and added that the chance to shoot in Bulgaria had attracted them because of the country’s natural beauty and its studio opportunities.

“More than 50 percent of the staff will include Bulgarian artists,” Gülmez said, adding that 15 artists from Turkey would act in the show for which casting work is still being conducted.

Asked by Bulgarian reporters how closely Turkish series adhere to reality, Gülmez said: “TV series are dramatic documentaries. These TV series are not dramas that relate to Turkey but the dramas of people and families. Turkish TV series do not give messages like ‘our beaches are very beautiful, our policy is very strong.’ We generally work on love stories.”

Director and screenwriter Serdar Akar said shooting would last two years.

“The TV series, which includes fantastic elements, is set in the pre-historic period, but at its core there is the theme of humanity,” he said.

Akar said they had found a good basis in Bulgaria for shooting. “The director of Nu Boyana Film Studios David Varod made many things happen for us. He opened the door to the studios for us. I think that we can do good work there. Now we have started looking for a house to stay in. We will be working here for two years but we don’t feel out of place.”

Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov, who brought the Turkish filmmakers together with their Bulgarian counterparts, said he was very pleased to establish the bridge of friendship. “Bulgaria-Turkey relations have never been as good as they are now,” Rashidov said.

ashidov said Turkish cinema was the world’s third biggest cinema after Hollywood and Bollywood. “One of our biggest dreams is to organize a festival that will introduce young Turkish cinema to Sofia soon.”

The minister also said he would sign an agreement with Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay in the coming days for Turkish-Bulgarian joint productions. “In this way, we will be able to provide financing from both countries for joint productions.”

Nu Boyana

Nu Boyana is the largest film production studio in Bulgaria. Since being rebuilt in a picturesque location on the outskirts of Sofia the studio has hosted the production of 180 feature films, including high-budget movies like “The Black Dahlia” and “The Way Back,” as well as produced visual effects for “The Expendables,” “Conan” and more.

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« Turkish drama makes for MENA » – C21 Media

NATPE: Buyers from the Middle East have been shopping for historical drama programming from Turkey’s national public broadcaster TRT.

UAE-based Dubai Media Corporation (DMC) has picked up rights to Once Upon a Time: Ottoman Empire Mutiny for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), following a deal with TRT Sales.

The 13×90′ series, produced by Hersey Film, aired to high ratings this year and TRT1 has already ordered a second season. DMC operates Dubai TV, which airs across MENA via satellite and other platforms.

Another UAE-based regional broadcaster, MBC, has also taken a TRT drama, 2011′s Ahmet the Cook’s Aide (20×35′). This show is also set in the Ottoman era and was produced for TRT by Okur Film.

Speaking to C21 at Natpe Budapest, Meltem Tumturk Akyol, head of international sales at TRT, said the two shows would start airing across MENA from next month. The deals mark the first international sales for both series.

TRT is riding a wave of interest in Turkish drama in MENA and Central and Eastern Europe. That trend started after Kanal D drama Ezel became a major hit on another Middle Eastern channel, Abu Dhabi TV, in 2010.

Source : C21 Media

« Dizideki gibi yaktılar » – Milliyet

« Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki » adlı televizyon dizisinde konuk solist olarak görev alan şarkıcı Zeynep Bektaş, öğretmenlik yaptığı okulun önünde saldırıya uğradı.

Öyle bir geçer zamanki dizisinde de Mete karakterinin genç sevgilisinin yüzüne kezzap atılmış ve genç kızın yüzünün büyük bölümü yanmıştı.

Pendik’te görev yaptığı okuldan çıkan müzik öğretmeni, iki kişinin saldırısına uğradı. Yüzüne asit dökülen genç öğretmen tedavi altına alınırken, saldırganların yakalanması için çalışma başlatıldı.

Çeşitli televizyon dizilerinde de konuk sanatçı olarak görev alan Pendik Velibaba İlköğretim Okulu’nda görevli müzik öğretmeni Zeynep Bektaş (33), okuldaki görevinin ardından dışarıya çıkarak otomobiline doğru ilerlemeye başladı. Otomobiline binmek üzere olan Bektaş’ın aniden yanına yaklaşan iki kişi genç kadının yüzüne asit içerikli bir kimyasal dökerek kayıplara karıştı. Dökülen kimyasal nedeniyle yüzünde ve omzunda yanıklar oluşan Bektaş, okuldan yetişen meslektaşları tarafından Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi’ne götürüldü. İlk müdahalesi acil serviste yapılan Bektaş daha sonra aynı hastanenin Yanık Tedavi Merkezi’ne götürülerek tedavi altına alındı.

Birlikte sahneye çıktığı sanatçı arkadaşı Engin Atalay da hastaneye gelerek Bektaş’ı ziyaret etti. Hastane çıkışında basın mensuplarının sorularını yanıtlayan Atalay da Zeynep Bektaş’ın hiç kimse ile bir husumetinin bulunmadığını, saldırının kimler tarafından ve niçin yapılmış olabileceği konusunda bir şey bilmediklerini söyleyerek, emniyet yetkililerinin saldırganların yakalanması için çalışma başlattığını söyledi. Atalay, Bektaş’ın bu olaydan dolayı psikolojisinin çok olumsuz şekilde etkilendiğini belirterek, yüzünün de tamamen sargılı olduğunu ve doktorlardan aldıkları bilgiye göre, genç öğretmenin yüzünün tedavisinin uzun zaman alacağını öğrendiklerini kaydetti. »

Source : Milliyet

« Turner goes cold on TNT Turkey » – C21 Media

By Michael Pickard

International channel operator Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) has said it remains committed to Turkey, despite closing its TNT channel there.

TBS has confirmed it will cease business operations of TNT Turkey “with immediate effect,” though the channel will continue broadcasting until further notice. A message posted on the channel’s website informs viewers it will air a temporary schedule until it is taken off air.

“TNT Turkey has not performed and grown according to the business plan,” a statement from TBS said. “This led to a thorough business review, which concluded with this carefully considered decision.”

TNT Turkey launched in 2008 as a movie-based network and it was relaunched last year as a general entertainment channel. Following the closure, Time Warner-owned TBS said it is offering “the maximum support possible” to employees affected by the closure.

However, TBS-operated Cartoon Network and news channel CNN Turk will continue to operate as usual.

TBS added it remains committed to future investment in Turkey and its relationship with Dogan TV, with which it launched TNT in 2008 and CNN Turk in 1999. “Turner will continue to explore expansion opportunities in this important market,” the statement concluded.

Source : C21 Media

« Turkish TV series encourages violence in youth » – Hürriyet Daily News

‘Valley of the Wolves’ has been ranked as the most violent TV series, followed by ‘Behzat Ç.’. Cartoon films including ‘Ninja Turtles,’ ‘He-Man’ and ‘Pokemon’ are also on the list.

« The head of the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), Fatih Yalçın has prepared a “black list,” which includes TV series that have violence and encourage youth to violence, according to an article in daily Milliyet. The 167 page report is the dissertation of Yalçın and covers foreign and Turkish TV series and movies. Among the foreign movies listed, “Natural Born Killers” directed by Oliver Stone was listed as the top violent movie.

Valley of the Wolves (Kurtlar Vadisi) ranked as the first violent TV series, cartoon films including “Power Rangers,” “Ninja Turtles,” “Batman,” “He-Man” and also “Pokemon” were also on the list.

According to daily Milliyet’s article, the report revealed that cartoon programs broadcast during the day include violence more than 30 percent of the time.

The report also revealed that young people who watched “Reservoir Dogs,” “License to Kill” and “Natural Born Killers” are involved in violent acts. “It is not true to say that everyone who watches those movies would become involved in violent acts. It is not possible to arouse the same effect on everyone, but people who are involved in violent acts should not be ignored,” the report said, according to daily Milliyet.

“Those movies may not cause violent acts, but they encourage violent acts among youth.

The TV series also use violence and use scenes [of violence] and the viewer gets used to the violence,” said the report. TV series such as “The Valley of the Wolves,” “Autumn Roses,” “Behzat Ç,” “Backstreets,” “Adanalı” and “Ezel,” which are shown in prime time on Turkish channels are also among those encouraging violence. »

Source : Hürriyet Daily news

« Turkish TV series to pay cash fine » – Hürriyet Daily News

« The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has handed down a cash fine to the Behzat Ç television series due to what the council deemed inappropriate language and content. The detective series has been warned before over its alleged use of improper language. The fine from RTÜK came after Behzat Ç producers continued to use language RTÜK have defined as improper.

RTÜK also claimed the fine was a result of the series not being proper for Turkish family life. According to RTÜK the language and behavior of the series’ characters creates problems for the Turkish family style.

Management of Star TV earlier made an official statement denying rumors about a broadcast ban for Behzat Ç. Ömer Özgüner, the channel’s controller, said they did not have the slightest intention to stop broadcasting the show before its scripted end.

The head of Turkish Green Crescent complained that the main character of the show, detective Behzat Ç, was not representative of the Turkish police with his alcohol and cigarette use. He claimed the series was doomed to be banned from broadcast soon. »

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« Behzat Ç.’ye para cezası » – BirGün

« Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu, daha önce uyarı cezası verdiği « Bir Ankara Polisiyesi-Behzat Ç. » dizisine, aynı maddenin ihlali nedeniyle bu kez idari para cezası uygulayacak.

Radyo ve Televiz Üst Kurulu (RTÜK), 7 Haziran’da gerçekleştirilen son toplantısında Behzat Ç. dizisi için 6112 Sayılı Radyo ve Televizyonların Kuruluş ve Yayın Hizmetleri Hakkında Kanun’nun 8/2 ve 8/1/h maddelerinin ihlali nedeniyle müeyyide uygulanmasına karar verdi.

RTÜK, daha önce, “Radyo ve televizyon yayın hizmetlerinde, çocuk ve gençlerin fiziksel, zihinsel veya ahlaki gelişimine zarar verebilecek türde içerik taşıyan programlar bunların izleyebileceği zaman dilimlerinde ve koruyucu sembol kullanılmadan yayınlanamaz” maddesinden uyarı cezası verdiği diziye, 1-8 Nisan tarihlerinde yayımlanan bölümlerinde aynı maddeyi ihlal etmesi nedeniyle bu kez idari para cezası uygulayacak.

RTÜK, yayınların alkol, tütün ürünleri ve uyuşturucu gibi bağımlılık yapıcı madde kullanımıyla kumar oynamayı özendirici nitelikte olamayacağı yönündeki maddenin ihlali nedeniyle de diziye uyarı müeyyidesi uygulanmasını kararlaştırdı »

Source : BirGün

« ‘Muhteşem Yüzyıl’ stars back children » – Hürriyet Daily News

The stars of ‘Muhteşem Yüzyıl’ pose at the event held to support the children’s village. Hürriyet photo,Behlül AYDIN

The set of the popular Turkish TV series, “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century) was the location of an event on June 5 to support the children’s village project to be built in İzmir-Barbaros by the Foundation for Children in need of Protection, daily Hürriyet reported. The house will be dedicated to the memory of screenwriter Meral Okay, who recently died of cancer.

Organized by a member of the foundation’s board, Berrin Yoleri, and hosted by Timur Savcı of TIMS Productions, the production company responsible for “Muhteşem Yüzyıl”, the event was attended by a number of famous Turkish society figures, including Caroline Koç, and Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, as well as the series’ production team and cast. By the end of the event, 800,000 Turkish Liras has been collected, not counting SMS pledges.

The TV series’ huge set, located at Istanbul Film Studios, was open to visitors during the event. The artists attending the event undertook to raise money for the construction and furnishing of each house in the children’s village.

A selection of music from the TV series was performed at the event, and actress Meryem Uzerli, who plays the role of Hürrem Sultan on “Muhteşem Yüzyıl,” performed Whitney Houston’s song “The Greatest Love of All.” Halit Ergenç, who plays the role of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent), performed Sezen Aksu’s “Masum Değiliz.”

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« Turkish weddings in demand by Arabs » – Sabah

Source : Sabah

« The Arabs’ love for Turkey, evident from the popularity of Turkey’s television series, has now spread to wedding planning. Turkey’s wedding planners are now seeing high demand by Arabs for Ottoman weddings.

These days Turkey seems to have been put on a pedestal by Arabs. Spanning from Turkish cinema to sports, arts to politics, the Arabs love of Turkey is currently on the rise. This adoration is also being reflected on the nation’s economy. Arab tourists are practically flowing to Turkey. With regressed exports to Europe, Turkey is now looking to increase exports to the Middle East. Meanwhile, Arabs are waiting in line to become homeowners in Turkey. It is this love of Turkey by Middle Easterners that is sending the nation on a whole new journey when it comes to exports. Now it seems, Turkey will be proving a whole new sort of exports in the form of wedding planning. Arabs, who are willing to dish out millions of dollars on wedding organizations that would place Istanbul in one of the top spots as most desirable wedding locations, are now demanding weddings of Ottoman grandeur in their own countries. SABAH speaks with a number of well-known wedding planning firms based in Istanbul. […]

WEDDINGS INCREASE BY 20 PERCENT EACH YEAR

The sector contributes to 20 different fields of business in Turkey.
Every year, approximately 650,000 couples get married.
195 million dollars are spent annually on bridal gowns alone.
The number of weddings increases by 20 percent every year.
There are 350 foreign weddings held in Turkey annually.

GLOBAL WEDDING SECTOR

Eight billion dollars is spent on honeymoons.
Nineteen billion dollars are spent annually on wedding gifts.
The highest number of weddings are held in Las Vegas.
Wedding rings costing 1,100 dollars are preferred on average. »

Source : Sabah